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Teen sentenced in drunk-driving death of 2

WZZM-TV • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:43 AM

Takunda Mavima was sentenced Monday afternoon. He pleaded guilty in August to operating while intoxicated causing death, and operating while intoxicated causing injury.

On May 20, Mavima crashed a car carrying five other teenage passengers on the I-196 ramp to Chicago Drive.

Krysta Howell, 15; and Timothy See, 17, died in the accident. Dylan Stanaway, 16; Trenton Lambright, 18; and Huy Nguyen, 18, were injured in the crash. All were students at Wyoming Park High School.

On Monday, the sister and brother of Tim See urged Judge Jim Redford to impose no prison time for Mavima, saying it would do no good.  

"I am begging you to let Takunda make something of himself in the real world," said Lauren See. "Don't send him to prison and get hard and bitter. That boy has learned his lesson a thousand times over and he'll never make the same mistake again"

Angel Howell said her daughter's death has motivated her to work to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving. 

Mavima's sentence was on the very low end of state sentencing guidelines.

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